True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV

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True Food Kitchen in Fashion Valley is now reopen with dine-in service. As we carefully and conservatively re-open our restaurant, we continue to honor our commitment to the health and safety of our guests and staff. Our dining room and patio will look different as we’ve made critical adjustments to accommodate for social distancing, enhanced standards and safety measures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new normal together.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankful they are open and serving great food. Come back people! They were extremely thoughtful about Social Distancing. Come back people! Build back your economy!

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kellym
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. We usually always have amazing service, but this time we did not. Our food took a long time and when it arrived it was cold. They did remake it for us. Our server disappeared after he dropped off drinks. We had to ask another server and hostess for items and help with our cold food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you! So happy we were able to provide a great atmosphere, food and service for you and your family. Have a great weekend!

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vipChristineS
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Love love love the seasonal broth/soup!!

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Responded on April 30, 2020

We appreciate your repeat choice in us, as visiting with our guests, while serving them nothing short of outstanding flavors, is what we live for! Please know how important your business is to every member of our team, and we will be looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipDebbie
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fifth time coming here and the food doesn't disappoint! I like to try something new every time I come here. I've had the lasagna, pizza, salmon and several of the salads, always top notch. The drinks are all made with fresh ingredients. Our server went out of her way to be accomodating. Highly recommend this place.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on March 15, 2020

Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for the kind words! We work hard to provide fresh, consistent and delicious food for our guests. Please make sure to stop back in soon!

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1lovelydinner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were lots of choices and the food was amazing. Loved the wide variety of choices.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi there! It's great to know you found every aspect of our restaurant to be clean, comfortable, and inviting. Ensuring your complete comfort is very important to us, as we want to see you back again soon!

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CatC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Food Kitchen and when traveling I always look for one close by. At this location I was seated right away and let the server know I was headed to the airport right after. He made sure I received my food and check in time. The food is always good!

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vipRonS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is outstanding. Seems a little expensive but the quality of the food maybe balances that out. Service is very good and the servers are very friendly, cheerful and ready to recommend dishes, which was helpful. Get reservations to assure that you will be seated quickly. The only criticism is that the restaurant is very, very loud at lunchtime. Felt like we had to yell to hear each other. That is distracting. Notwithstanding the noise, I often eat lunch there with friends and colleagues.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on March 1, 2020

Hi Ron! Thank you so much for the feedback! I am happy to hear that you enjoy the staff and food. Summer is just around the corner and we have some big plans. We may be enclosing the kitchen with glass to help cut down on the noise. We also have some awesome patio seating for when the weather is nice! Please ask for me the next time you are in. I would love to say hello in person. Best,

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DeniseL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The past few times we've chosen to dine at the Fashion Valley location they're been out of the items I wanted to order. Otherwise, I would rate the food higher.

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vipBabs4316
San Diego
148 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food as always, but especially good this time. Our server was top notch and it upgraded our visit tremendously, as I have often felt that service was the weakest point here. Our server, Grant, was a treat from start to finish. He was terrific.

Our reservation stated it was a birthday lunch, because Open Table asks for that info - but no mention of the birthday was made and nothing offered. Not a huge deal, but why set up anticipation that will not be met? I believe you should drop this question. I don’t expect free anything for a birthday or anniversary, but when it is noted it seems SOMETHING might happen!

Still - great meal!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 23, 2020

Hi Babbs! Thank you so much for the feedback. I passed the birthday note on to the cooperate team. We also shared your review with our hostess team. I am excited to hear that Grant took great care of you. Please ask for me next time you are. I would like to introduce myself in person. Best,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food, drinks, ambiance, and a fun fireplace to gather around after dinner.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 20, 2020

HI! Thank you so much for the review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our fireplace seating! We look forward to hosting you again soon! - Jeremy

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AnnetteK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the menu choices, cocktails, beer and wines, and of course the desserts (like the chocolate mousse!). The servers are friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable and will get the manager if they cannot answer a specific question. This is our Date Place❣️

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Annette! Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. Your feedback is very valuable. I am glad to hear that you enjoy your time with us! Please ask for me next time you are in, I would love to introduce myself in person! Best, Jeremy

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and was seated as soon as we got there. The wait staff was outstanding and knowledgeable of the menu and more than willing to help answer questions we had. Our food was promptly delivered and was delicious. We’ll definitely be back soon.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

That's quite the compliment! Thank you so much for your loyalty and we look forward to continue serving you outstanding recipes for a long time to come. 

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vipGrumpster
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with friendly staff.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

That's quite the compliment! Thank you so much for your loyalty and we look forward to continue serving you outstanding recipes for a long time to come.  Best,

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BethS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. I’ve eaten several times during my visit to San Diego. Great options for people who are vegans. The service is great- in fact beyond great.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Beth! Treating our guests like family is simply what we do here, as we are honored to have you as a guest, and we want to make that clear. Thanks for visiting and please come back again soon! -Jeremy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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lovegoodfood
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Lovegoodfood! Thank you so much for the review! - Jeremy

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LynnN
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Book Club met at True Food Kitchen and had a wonderful, welcoming experience. We appreciated the excellent service and the server's willingness to give us separate checks. Also, our drinks and food selections arrived promptly so we could all enjoy our discussion and the delcious food at the same time! We will be coming back and recommend couples as well as small groups, like ours, visit True Food Kitchen in Fashion Valley.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting True Food Kitchen! We're happy you received top-notch service, and encourage you to return for another fun dining experience in the future.

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Alvanalv
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was just okay at best with a general lack of appropriate seasoning and no unusual flavors. The prices were high and the portion sizes very small.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hello, We're sorry to hear that your recent visit with us didn't meet your expectations. TFK prides itself on fresh food and quality ingredients and follow the EWG's Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen, which means we prioritize purchasing organic vegetables and fruits and source high quality proteins. We price accordingly to highlight these foods while making delicious meals. We would love to see you again and guide you through ordering so that you can enjoy all that TFK has to offer. Stay True!

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vipslimdiego
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was exceptional. The food is fantastic. One last thing the menu is eclectic and exciting.

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vipLoma321
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at True Foods. The Sunrise Bowl was DELICIOUS!!!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Loma321! Thank you for the review! I am glade to hear that you enjoyed our sunrise bowl! Best breakfast in town! Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so amazing to finally find a restaurant to eat at with food that will bring health and vitality to my body. It’s also so delicious! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, we will definitely be back!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Great food and equally-excellent service are what we love to offer, so it's beyond gratifying to know that we are succeeding! We truly appreciate your kind words and compliments of our various menu items and the people who serve them. See you next time! Thank You!

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vipLailaF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love True Food Kitchen period, although food took longer to come out then usual but customer service was the best. Thank you for excellent service

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience online! Our team is glad you had a five-star visit, with patient, orderly service, and we appreciate your feedback on our unique offerings. Please come back again!

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vipDebbie
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I love True Food, the food is amazingly delicious! But, this visit the service was not good at all. We were constantly looking for our waiter and when we did finally get his attention he didn't seem like he even wanted to be there. My husband and son were delivered their food and after about 15 minutes I finally got the waiters attention to ask where my food was, he wasn't even apologetic about it. I finally got it almost 1/2 an hour after my family was served, it was delivered by I'm assuming the manager who also was not apologetic. He asked if I needed anything else and I ordered another drink, which I figured he would go up personally to get since I had waited so long for my food, but no, I once again after 15 minutes had to flag down our waiter for the drink who looked like he couldn't be bothered. I hope this is not the new standard at True Food. I will probably give it one more try because I love the food, but if I get treated like that again it will be the last time I go there.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Debbie! I am sorry to hear about your recent visit. That description is absolutely not our standard. I would love to set you up with lunch or dinner on us. I hope that this is something I can do for you. The best way to reach me is via email. Just let me know when you would like to join us and I will make a reservation and take care of the tab. Thank you again for bringing this to my attention, Have a great day!

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vipMissy
Oklahoma City
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fresh, seasonally healthy and delicious menu! Wish we had one in OKC!

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Miss, Thank you so much for the review! I am glad you enjoyed your time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overpriced and very slow service. So many tables crowded inside it is difficult to walk around.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We will use this for ongoing coaching and to create a more relaxing dining experience for our guests. We do hope that you give us another chance in the future. Take Care!

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vipGrumpster
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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DougP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and interesting food choice - something a little different!

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vipChristineS
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was excellent!! The cauliflower polenta is a HUGE win!!

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BonnieM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was looking for good clean healthy food...as mentioned somewhere. Tacos and burgers were not what i was looking for. I was disappointed and didn't actually eat there.

True Food Kitchen - San Diego FV
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi Bonnie, My name is Danielle, one of the managers here at True Food Kitchen. I'm sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We would love to have you back in and give you a great experience with the healthy food you had in mind. If you're interested please contact the store directly at 619.810.2929 and ask for me. I can set you up with a reservation and personally oversee your dining experience. We hope to hear from you soon! Danielle

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RobinR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is lovely. The service was outstanding. Our wait person went out of her way to take excellent care of us. We were a party of four people and all got different dishes. Everyone loved everything. The food is delicious. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was over the top good!! Server was really nice but the service was a little slow.

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DianaW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large, fun group of ladies and the team at TF was amazing! The food was prepared to perfection with attention to several sensitivities and allergies. Everything was delicious and our evening was delightful. We were all impressed and will be sure to return! Thank you True Food team!

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vipyvettew
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Food Kitchen, especially the location in Fashion Valley Mall is my healthy addiction. Super happy that manager, Jeremy is back at this location. He and his team are extraordinary. If you've never been to True Food Kitchen San Diego, you should definitely go.

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vipSusanS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!I had the kale salad with a side of salmon and it was incredible and super healthy.

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was nice to find a place where we could get some healthy organic food. We were both happy with our meals then we had a very expensive cup of tea!! Service was adequate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

While the food was good, it took an hour before our appetizers arrived and another hour before our main courses arrived. We had three small children with us and they were getting understandably hungry and grumpy. We saw the tables around us getting their food, but for some reason we were not. One member of our party had to leave without lunch because he had to get back to work. The staff did apologize and comped our appetizers, but that didn’t seem to be adequate compensation. This is the second time we’ve been here and the wait was exceedingly long.

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vipyvettew
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience with True Food Kitchen, in particular this location in Fashion Valley, is always amazing.

The managers and their team look after the customers which makes for a great experience. It is the reason why I continue coming back again and again. I've not had one experience where the food wasn't well-seasoned. Always delicious.

The kale salad with salmon is my favorite! Yummy!

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Esefemme
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I HIGHLY recommend TFK for anyone with a limited or restricted diet. I'm on the AIP diet and was delighted to find so many things I could eat on the menu. There's a 16-page PDF on their website about allergen information for EVERY ITEM on their menu! And, our server was simply fantastic. She listened to my restrictions and made suggestions for me. She even suggested an adjustment to a menu item that I didn't think I could eat and it was amazing! I told her at the end of my meal: it's so rare that I have the opportunity to overeat when I'm dining out, but I left the restaurant full and happy. True Food Kitchen is now a *must-visit* restaurant every time I'm in San Diego.

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MarieB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great and lots of offerings for those with dietary concerns. Plus the food tastes great! Service is amazing. But, drinks can take some time to get to you.

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